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Bye Bye Birdie   

Martin Beck Theatre, (4/14/1960 - 10/22/1960)
54th Street Theatre, (10/24/1960 - 1/14/1961)
Shubert Theatre, (1/16/1961 - 10/07/1961)
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Opening Date: Apr 14, 1960    
Closing Date: Oct 07, 1961 Total Performances: 607

Category: Musical, Comedy, Original, Broadway
Description: A musical comedy in two acts
Setting: New York. Sweet Apple, Ohio.


Production Staff [See More]
Theatre Owned / Operated by The Martin Beck Estate; Martin Beck General Manager: Louis A. Lotito
Produced by Edward Padula; Produced in association with L. Slade Brown
Book by Michael Stewart; Music by Charles Strouse; Lyrics by Lee Adams; Musical Director: Elliot Lawrence; Music orchestrated by Robert Ginzler; Dance arrangements by John Morris; Additional scoring by Elliot Lawrence
Directed by Gower Champion; Choreographed by Gower Champion; Associate Choreographer: Gene Bayliss
Scenic Design by Robert Randolph; Costume Design by Miles White; Lighting Design by Peggy Clark; Hair Design by Ernest Adler
General Manager: Robert Rapport
Production Stage Manager: Michael Thoma; Stage Manager: Edward Nayor
Music Contractor: Stanley Fishelson; Head Copyist: Scott Fisher
Film Sequences by Robert J. McCarty; Film Sequences in association with Robert Gaffney
Press Representative: Reuben Rabinovitch; Production Associate: Dorian Granowski; Production Coordinator: Duane Camp; Advertising: Ingram Ash; Vocal Coach: Dori Davis; Photographer: Friedman-Abeles
Cast
Chita Rivera
Rose Grant
Dick Van Dyke
Albert Peterson
Dick Gautier
Conrad Birdie
Paul Lynde
Mr. MacAfee
Kay Medford
Mae Peterson
Michael J. Pollard
Hugo Peabody
Susan Watson
Kim MacAfee
Jessica Albright
Deborah Sue
Teen Trio
Ed Becker
Neighbor
Dish Washer
Vicki Belmonte
Martha Louise
Teen Trio
George Blackwell
Charles F. Maude
Neighbor
Johnny Borden
Randolph MacAfee
Lynn Bowin
Suzie
Cheerleader
Kenny Burrell
Guitar Man
John Coyle
Reporter
Shriner
Dick Crowley
Shriner
Dori Davis
Old Woman
Jerry Dodge
Karl
Barbara Doherty
Ursula Merkle
Lada Edmund
Penelope Ann
Tracy Everitt
Freddie
Don Farnworth
Reporter
Shriner
Bud Fleming
Shriner
Penny Ann Green
Carol
Amelia Haas
Mayor's Wife
Neighbor
Lee Howard
Reporter
Neighbor
Bar Customer
Gary Howe
Peyton
Will Jordan
Ed Sullivan's Voice
Judy Keirn
Linda
Cheerleader
Allen Knowles
Mayor
Shriner
Kasimir Kokich
Conductor
Shriner
Ed Kresley
Henry
Sharon Lerit
Alice
Sad Girl
Marijane Maricle
Mrs. MacAfee
Marissa Mason
Nancy
Jeannine Masterson
Neighbor
Pat McEnnis
Mrs. Merkle
Tony Mordente
TV Stage Manager
Oran Osburn
Neighbor
Bar Customer
Louise Quick
Margie Ann
Teen Trio
Charles Nelson Reilly
Mr. Henkel
Norma Richardson
Gloria Rasputin
Jim Sisco
Reporter
Shriner
Bob Spencer
Arthur
Dean Stolber
Harvey
Michael Vita
Harold
Karin Wolfe
Helen
Another Sad Girl
Swings: Penny Ann Green and Ed Kresley
Standby: Carmen Alvarez (Rose Grant) and Charles Nelson Reilly (Albert Peterson)
Understudies: Jessica Albright (Ursula Merkle), Ed Becker (Charles F. Maude), Lynn Bowin (Gloria Rasputin), Don Farnworth (Mayor), Bud Fleming (How to Kill a Man Ballet), Amelia Haas (Mrs. Merkle), Lee Howard (Mr. Henkel, Mr. MacAfee), Ed Kresley (Conrad Birdie), Jeannine Masterson (Mrs. MacAfee), Pat McEnnis (Mae Peterson), Bob Spencer (Harvey), Dean Stolber (Hugo Peabody, Randolph MacAfee), Michael Vita (TV Stage Manager) and Karin Wolfe (Kim MacAfee)
Tony Award®
winner 1961 Best Musical [winner]
Book by Michael Stewart; Music by Charles Strouse; Lyrics by Lee Adams; Produced by Edward Padula; Produced in association with L. Slade Brown
winner 1961 Best Featured Actor in a Musical [winner]
Dick Van Dyke
1961 Best Featured Actor in a Musical [nominee]
Dick Gautier
1961 Best Featured Actress in a Musical [nominee]
Chita Rivera
1961 Best Scenic Design (Musical) [nominee]
Scenic Design by Robert Randolph
winner 1961 Best Choreography [winner]
Gower Champion
winner 1961 Best Direction of a Musical [winner]
Gower Champion
1961 Best Conductor and Musical Director [nominee]
Musical Director: Elliot Lawrence
music by Charles Strouse; lyrics by Lee Adams
ACT 1 Sung By
An English Teacher Rose Grant and Albert Peterson
The Telephone Hour Sweet Apple Kids
How Lovely to Be a Woman Kim MacAfee
We Love You, Conrad! Teen Trio
Put on a Happy Face Albert Peterson and Two Sad Girls
Normal American Boy Rose Grant, Albert Peterson and Chorus
One Boy Kim MacAfee, Deborah Sue, Suzie and Alice
One Boy (Reprise) Rose Grant
Honestly Sincere Conrad Birdie and Townspeople
Hymn for a Sunday Evening Mr. MacAfee, Mrs. MacAfee, Kim MacAfee, Randolph MacAfee and Neighbors
Ballet: How to Kill a Man Rose Grant, Albert Peterson and Company
One Last Kiss Conrad Birdie and Company
ACT 2 Sung By
What Did I Ever See in Him? Rose Grant and Kim MacAfee
A Lot of Livin' to Do Conrad Birdie, Kim MacAfee and Teenager
Kids Mr. MacAfee and Mrs. MacAfee
Baby, Talk to Me Albert Peterson and Quartet
Shriners' Ballet Rose Grant and Shriners
Kids (Reprise) Mr. MacAfee, Mrs. MacAfee, Randolph MacAfee and Townspeople
Spanish Rose Rose Grant
Rosie Albert Peterson and Rose Grant